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May 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
as hundreds of u.n. peace keepers are there as observers. >>> a new pact between the united states an afghanistan received the nod of approval from afghan parliament. only four voted against the pact. the act lays out the long-term roles of the u.s. in afghanistan. it clears the way for u.s. prez sense in afghanistan for at least a decade after troops leave in 20146789 the afghan senate is expected to approve the pact next week. >>> they have been demonstrating patriotism for years. the military and family members are officially citizens of the united states. diana reports from the naturalization ceremony in connecticut. >> reporter: for the first time -- >> pledge of allegiance to the flag -- >> reporter: the words of the pledge of allegiance have a new meaning. he's now a u.s. citizen. >> it's a huge step for them. now, it's becoming a citizen. now i can travel the world and do much more for this country. >> reporter: with their faces full of pride, standing a few feet away, the first nuclear submarine, garcia along with 16 others around the globe were sworn in. >> you are citize
May 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
is now in the united states. cheng guangcheng landed at an airport an hour ago. he found refuge in beijing. they left a few hours after being notified of an agreement with the united states. he was jailed for his campaign against forced abortion. the agreement allowed him to go to the u.s. to study law at new york university. >>> the man behind tesla motors was hoping to watch his private spacecraft lift off today. watch the countdown. you don't see or hear this very often. >> three, two, one, zero and lift off. we have had a cut off. >> with less than one second to go, the launch of the space x rocket was canceled. it was supposed to have been the dawn of a new area. the launch of an aircraft to the international space station. the founder watched the aborted launch from california. apparently high chamber pressure triggered a computer to shut down the launch at the last second. it was supposed to send 1,000 pounds of supplies to the international space station. the next launch is now scheduled for tuesday. >>> in oakland, the scene of a three-alarm fire is now a crime scene as
May 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
surrounding a blind chinese activist heading here to the united states. it's unclear when. the u.s. and china have agreed on a deal to allow chen guangcheng to apply for a fellowship. he escaped house arrest last week anddo fleed to the u.s. embassy. he changed his mind over concern for the safety of his family. >> over the course of the day progress has been made to help him have the future he wants. we will be staying in touch with him. >> u.s. embassy officials and and american doctor visited cheng staying at a beijing hospital. he suffered three broken bones in his foot when he made his escape. >>> the family of junior seau say they will donate his brain to scientists. yesterday the san diego county medical examiner ruled his death as a suicide one day after the former linebacker was found in his home with a gunshot wound to the chest. it's not known yet where the brain will be sent. the chaplain says the family's decision was the result of wanting to help other individuals down the road. >>> still to come at 5:00, it can be a frightening sight on the roads, motorcycles suddenly in your l
May 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, quote, an old man's disease. nearly half a million women die in the united states each year because of heart disease. our own morning anchor, there she is, emceed the event. >>> some like it hot, and as it turns out hot could melt away that beer gut. doctors and brig many and women's hospital provided sauce directly to the nerve around the stomachs of lab rats. capsaicin is the ingredient that gives pepper its intense heat. it disrupted hunger signals to the brain and helped melt away so-called bat fat located around the absent men, organs and liver. if the procedure works in humans it could be a less invasive treatment for obesity. >>> speaking of food, why the first family is caught in a food fight, next. he >>> president obama and the first lady are coming under attack from doctors advocating healthy eating. they were not impressed by the president's decision to take russia's president to a burger joint two years ago and they were not happy when he was photographed eating a hot dog with canada's president at a basketball game. the physicians committee for responsible medicine say
May 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
as san jose state's judo coach. you cannot tell the story of judo in the united states without mentioning his name more than a few times. >> this is the first olympic team. >> he was not only the coach on the first olympic squad in 1964, he spearheaded changes to competitive judo that paved the way for it to become an olympic sport. >> i changed the structure of it. of course, i was not the most popular guy. i started it. that's how it went. >> reporter: at san jose stayes he was busy building a juggernaut. for the past half sense try, if you are serious about judo in america, you consider being coached by him. >> they come and stay because they want to make the olympic team. >> reporter: and many of them have. although if there is one hole in his resume, it is olympic gold. no american judo athlete has brought one of those home. at least not yet. and for not much longer if marty has a say. >> you'll get there. >> reporter: for the past five years, he has taught her and guided her and criticized her on her way to the 2012 olympic games in london. >> his mantra is if you cannot put up with
May 20, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> viewing parties are under way across the western united states, for tonight's, annual solar eclipse, the moon will partially block the sun. a live look from our camera near reno where the eclipse is just starting to get going. right, rob? lower right corner. see it coming in right there. at the beginning thifs thing. we should see, a so-called ring of fire at 6:33 tonight. nbc bay area's correspondent is at the oakland space and science center with more for us. hello, kimberly. >> of course this doesn't happen very often. you can tell by the number of people out here to see it for themselves. they are here at the observatory to try to get a peak for themselves of this annual event. the solar eclipse is to have already started to darken the sun. this will last until 7:40. with the peak at 6:32. not a total eclipse. it is pretty special. the last time an eclipse happened in 1994. not visible in the bay area. here at the observatory say the best way to look at the eclipse not to look directly at it which can cause serious eye damage. >> during the solar eclipse something different is h
May 21, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the possibility of deportation back to india, but the judge recommended he be allowed to stay in the united states. >> there is a new tax making the rounds that would affect strip clubs. the bill would require a $10 tax for every customer that visits the strip club that serves alcohol. it generates $35 million a year for rape crisis, rape kits and services for the victims of human sex trafficking. >> only $45,000 from the state is provided every year split between 80 something rape crisis centers. >> the sponsors argued that businesses like strip clubs contributed to sex violence. they turned to rape crisis centers in california. supporters say the tax would help process thousands of rape kits that go unprocessed. >> today is the last day for voters to sign up for the primary election. voters can drop off or have them post marked by today's dealt. the state will be rolling out the top two primary systems that means voters will say a single list of candidates regardless of state offices. in alameda, they must decide to support school districts that have been cut by the state in terms of funding. bi
May 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
to the united states was a "national shame," something which should never happen again. >> earlier you are looking at it -- the president helped lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns in arlington national cemetery, a memorial day tradition. afterwards he paid tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives. he says this is the first time in eight years that americans are not fighting in iraq. >>> work on the dumbarton is right on track. it is closed this three-day weekend for seismic upgrades. it is 75% done. crews are working around the clock installing steel plates around the entire deck which should allow the bridge to be more flexible during an earthquake. >>> traffic moving along, so are the people. live look at the bridge in san francisco. it has seen a whole new light last night. impressive, right? the most photographed bridge in the world became a launchpad for fireworks. thousands of people lined the shore to watch the show and wish the international orange bridge a happy birthday. >> it is just majestic. i love it. it is just a beautiful part of the bay area. what
May 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
disease and hypertension. >>> the united nations is urging the united states to address a human rights issue, not overseas, but in south dakota. the famed landmark, mount rushmore which is carved with images of four presidents is on land considered sacred by several native american tribes. in 1868 the u.s. gave the tribes the rights to the land but congress took it back seven years later when gold was discovered. a u.n. investigator now recommends the land be restored to the sioux tribes. they rejected an offer of payment from the government in 1980, saying they would rather nd>> all we'property. >> and we'll be right back with more on the future of swimmer michael phelps. >>> america's golden boy michael phelps says this summer's olympics will be his last. 26-year-old phelps won a record eight gold medals at the beijing games, which gives him a total of 16 medals in his olympic career number his interview with "60 minutes," phelps confessed that he lost one of his gold medals while traveling. he keeps them wrapped up in a t-shirt tucked inside a small case. he is three metals shy of b
May 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
to stay on track to transfer to san jose state. otherwise, he will be singing the blues. 70% of the students here at san jose city college cannot afford the $36 a unit and they need to get a special waiver. but that also means that if they cannot get these summer school classes that they need, they won't be able to afford to get them at a private university or online. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thanks, marianne. >>> still to come at 5:00, we will continue to follow the may day protests in oakland and in san francisco. another live picture from our nbc chopper where you can see demonstrators gathering right now in the oakland area. so far, so good. very peaceful. we will keep an eye on the situation. >>> plus -- >> they are teaching him to read and write. to count. they have taught him to play football. and that's really kind of neat. >> from africa to the bay area, in our bay area proud series, we follow one teenager's journey from revenue joy? loc -- refugee to local high schooler and how he found his way. >>> i'm jeff ranieri in the n
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